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BISSET, Charles.


Medical Essays and Observations. Newcastle upon Tyne: Printed by I. Thompson Esq… 1766. 1766.

Price £ GBP 325.00

8vo, pp. (viii), 304. Contemporary speckled calf, red morocco label on spine. Armorial Tollemache bookplate; small private library stamp at foot of two pages.

FIRST EDITION of this rare Newcastle imprint. The first few chapters concern the diseases and climate of the West Indies (Bisset was second surgeon to the military hospital at Jamaica). There are also three chapters on scurvy, on which he published a monograph in 1755. He also served as a surgeon with Admiral Vernon's fleet.

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